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- proper n. a street in the City between Holborn circus and St Paul's Cathedral
- proper n. the Central Criminal Court in this street
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- n. the central criminal court in London
Originally "The Bailey", a street running outside the western wall of medieval London; from the word "bailey," a Middle English term for the outermost wall or court of a fortification. The courthouse built nearby in the 16th century, alongside old Newgate Prison, took its name from the street. (Wiktionary)